Career and Financial Management
The Marine Biology Research Program is a 3 year program that will jump start you in core marine science topics employing hands-on, problem-based learning strategies. Alongside the building of science research skills, you will also learn about job awareness and, more specifically, job readiness. Through a comprehensive job development curriculum you will learn what it takes to thrive in the 21st Century hyper-globalized economy. You will learn vital transitional, transferable, and ICT skills. Because it is no longer viable to perform routine tasks in a routine way, you will learn how to be a creative creator or creative server in the new economy. In addition, you will learn vital financial management skills to learn how to manage your money, your behavior when it comes to spending money, and how to plan ahead for future goals that require money. These skills will be taught in a didactic way using the National Endowment for Financial Education curriculum. All together, Marine Research scholars will have a strong foundation for competitive colleges, research science, the STEM Career Cluster, and Career and Financial Management.
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Related Employment Instruction:
01. Career Planning- Self assessment, “discover your career DNA” learning styles, personality test, work environment
02. Career Exploration- guest speakers, the pro’s and con’s of careers- can you live with the negatives?
03. Career Portfolio- Create a career portfolio for the chosen career cluster
04. Pre-employment- Job seeking, applications, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, “dress for success”, follow up following interview
05. Job Success- How to keep your job! Rights and responsibilities, sexual harassment,, workplace safety, performance reviews, money and finance skills
06. Career Planning- Begin to find a job or post-secondary education
07. Communication- social skills, ‘elevator talk’
08. Accountability-calling in sick, admitting to mistakes, chain of command, disciplinary procedures
09. Time Management- Breaks, arriving on time, keeping time, increasing productivity to complete certain tasks
10. Financial Management – Money Habits, Needs and Wants, SMART Goals, Making DECISIONS, Income and Expense Graphs, Spending Budget, Money Management Action Plan, Payroll and Taxes, Deductions, Fringe Benefits, Savings, Checking Accounts, Credit Cards